Francis Nigel Miles, RN

Born  4 May 1886


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Ranks

30 Jun 1903 Mid.
30 Aug 1906 S.Lt.
30 Aug 1908 Lt.
30 Aug 1916 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1920 Cdr.
16 Aug 1932 Capt. (retired)

Retired: 16 Aug 1932


Decorations

Warship Commands listed for Francis Nigel Miles, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Transylvania (F 56)Capt. (retired)Armed Merchant Cruiser2 Sep 193910 Aug 1940

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Events related to this officer

Armed Merchant Cruiser HMS Transylvania (F 56)


21 Oct 1939
The German merchant Poseidon (5864 GRT) is intercepted in the Denmark Strait by the British armed merchant cruisers HMS Transylvania (Capt. F.N. Miles, OBE, RN) and HMS Scotstoun (Capt. S.K. Smyth, RN). However before she can be captured the German crew attempted to scuttle their ship but this failed. The damaged ship was taken in tow but sank in bad weather on the 26th.

23 Oct 1939 (position 67.29, -22.15)
The German merchant Bianca (1375 GRT) is intercepted and captured in the Denmark Strait in position 67°29'N, 22°15'W by the British armed merchant cruiser HMS Transylvania (Capt. F.N. Miles, OBE, RN).

21 Nov 1939 (position 62.55, -20.00)
The German merchant Tenerife (4996 GRT) is intercepted of the south coast of Iceland in position 62°55'N, 20°00'W by the British armed merchant cruiser HMS Transylvania (Capt. F.N. Miles, OBE, RN). However before the German ship can be captured she is scuttled by her own crew.

28 Mar 1940
HMS Transylvania (Capt. F.N. Miles, OBE, RN) intercepts the German merchant Mimi Horn (4007 GRT) in the Denmark Strait. However before the German ship can be captured she is scuttled by her own crew.


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